Harold Mjolsness

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  • Name: Harold Mjolsness
  • Location of Birth: Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 10, 1922
  • Date of Death: September 17, 2002 (80 years old)
  • Parents: Christopher (Mjolsness) and Ragnold "Agnes" (Shjellum) Mjolsness
  • High School and Class: Coleraine High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: TECH 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: July 22, 1944
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: July 29, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    July, 1944 September, 1944 Training in the United States at Camp Plauche, Louisiana-Transportation
    Training in the United States at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Cheyenne, Wyoming
    March, 1945 Training in the United States at Camp Stone, California
    March, 1945 September, 1945 Luzon, Philippines - 557th Signal Corp
    September, 1945 January, 1946 Manila, Philippines - Military Police Signal Corp
    February, 1946 July, 1946 Korea - Auto Mechanic
  • Military Awards:
    Good Conduct Overseas Medal
    South Pacific Ribbon
    Victory Medal
    American Theater Ribbon
    Army of Occupation Medal

  • Military Highlights:

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    While attending Coleraine High School, Harold was State Junior Individual Ski Jump Champion.

    On November 21, 1940, he was united in marriage to Helen Erven.

    He worked for United States Steel for 42 years, retiring in 1982.  He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the American Legion, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  He loved to sing, and play guitar and harmonica, and he loved local sports and regularly attended football and hockey games.  Most of all he loved his family.

    Harold was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and two brothers.

    He is survived by his wife, Helen; five children, Deanna (Jim) Gorden, Linda (Tony) Helland, Janet (Larry) Hauser, Greg (Julie) Mjolsness, and Nancy Hachey; a brother, Stanley; fourteen grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-D-12-18)

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